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look the arrival of refugees is debated in european parliament's. but the journey itself is little understood. to syrians document the route that is claimed so many lives searching for sanctuary to people in power at this time on al-jazeera i really still liberated as a journalist was to get into the truth as it always does with his jokes about. hundreds of people feared dead after a measles outbreak in pop while just zero reports from one of the most remote parts of the world where villages say they've been forgotten.
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now i'm fully back to watching al jazeera live from doha also coming up the main challenger to egypt's president called off easy election campaign after being detained by the army the u.s. and russia clash at the un security council over the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria's rebel enclave of duma and the love story of a cleaning woman and then to be in prison at least the oscar nominee just. amaze olds outbreak is feared to have killed hundreds of malnourished people in indonesia's eastern pop up province officials say sixty nine children have died but church leaders estimate the death toll to be much higher our correspondent said boss and her team gained rare access to some of those forgotten villages in one of the world's most remote regions. they took
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a commercial flight from the capital jakarta to get to timika in a province from to macau the team took a small plane to get to a gats then they travelled by boat through the river inlet and into the jungle to get from a gas to a tart neistat is now at a church in a gas that's being used as an emergency clinic from where she explained what she saw what we found heartbreaking scenes in the village where many children had died one of the hardest hit villages twenty seven children were reported that because of malnutrition of course of that we bodies they were very vulnerable to think like measles and chicken pox and what we found is that none of these children had actually had proper vaccinations and also no doctors had visited this area for over a year people told us they are worth writing also was not only the among skinny children and babies but also their models are in very bad condition so many of these babies are already born malnourished and they won't have
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a good chance to survive the first five years the people who are really feeling that they were left alone they were calling on the government especially the central government in takaka to help them they have no faith in the regional government they think they don't care about us they never pitted me so it's a very very challenging situation and also very remote as you can in our report. the land of the smart spreads across a vast jungle delta only reachable by boat a challenge in journeys most outsiders prefer to avoid. assert that a settlement in the middle of dense forest we are welcomed by grieving parents dozens of topless died after their malnourished bodies didn't survive a measles outbreak a doctor has yet to visit the remote village. i mean by giving our lives have become so hard we need a doctor to come here the government in jakarta has to help us because the local
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government has never visited us a government health department spokesman has said stop are working with very limited resources and they're trying very hard to help the people are threatened by a lack of medical care and address to change in lifestyle to find food they used to spend months in the forest. and they used to eat sagbo from palm trees and drink natural water but since the government opened district offices here everything is changed instant food and energy drinks entered the area but the us people don't know these things are bad for them. well some are smart women go through the long process to popery assad go we find children eating uncooked instant noodles and the baby drinking instant coffee while the children have been dying these are smart people are left on their own power away from any doctor or government officials who don't make the effort to make the long and difficult journey only
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a strong government commitment to reach out to these poor papa once can help to prevent another tragedy. to handle the health crisis catholic church workers are handing out food to young children and give how the vice tomatoes many of them are malnourished as well but the us must can't continue to live on donations of food aid for rafa to survival depends on their ability to revive traditions and the willingness of the government to really help and guide them. well the government has declared a medical emergency and what's happening now is that they have passports consisting of police and military the military is here now going through the villages also together with how to workers from the how become and interact and they go to this village just trying to save children's lives bring the worst patients to this church basically. this is an emergency hospital right now because the rest of the hospital the clinic is already over full so the killing of being taken care of
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right here and we got this very rare access and a lot of people here the power plants are very worried that if journalists are gone that also these medical emergency things are gone that the as much will be left to themselves again so they will have to go back to their villages still and who will take care of them then. some breaking news to tell you about nine the reuters news agency is reporting that there's been an explosion near the office of the aid group save the children in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad that's according to a government official an explosion near a save the children's offices in jalalabad afghanistan no reports yet of any casualties or injuries of course with updates on this breaking news story as in when information becomes available moving on in egypt military has attained his former chief of staff just days after he said he would run for president in elections scheduled in march sami anon has been seen as
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a main challenger to president abdel fattah el-sisi but has not called off his campaign mohammed jam june has the details. just days after you nouns to his candidacy in his country's upcoming presidential elections egypt's military has arrested former egyptian armed forces chief of staff sami on on words. in a televised statement the military said imam committed violations when he announced his presidential bid without obtaining permits from the armed forces he's also accused of committing forgery to be included in the voter database there are two explanations for this one is that he actually miscalculated the level of support that he has within the military institution and within the security interests so within his two sions the second one is he actually had not mistaken a decision he expected to step and this is not the end of the story you told d.c. something account of reaction on his part on the part of his loyalists so it's still too early to tell i'm an announced his intention to run hours after current
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president of the fatah has sisi declared his plan to seek a second term even before sisi made his candidacy official it wasn't just widely assumed that sisi would prevail in the march elections it was also widely expected that real opposition to sisi was likely to be thin on the ground potential candidates have either already withdrawn or seen their candidacy while. some have blamed an atmosphere of fear to other presidential hopefuls were forced to quit the race earlier this month one of them. said that the nephew of former leader anwar sadat said last week he wanted to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest another former prime minister and air force general ahmed shafiq had also announced his interest in running but he was placed under house arrest before being deported from the united arab emirates where he'd been living in exile according to his lawyers was detained as soon as he landed in cairo. and then there is
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a gyptian army colonel. in december he was sentenced by a military court to six years in prison after he announced his plans to run for president leaving many to wonder just how serious a threat the military men may have posed to sisi a former military chief of staff. then is somebody with he's a serious contender he was the former chief of stuff the deputy head of the supreme council of the armed forces did winning body of the mubarak and he is much senior in terms of the military command and. so he's somebody who is very well connected with the americans very well connected regionally so he's not someone who was a lightweight anyway during cc's rule which has been marked by a crackdown on freedom of expression human rights groups have been placed under severe restrictions and many critics in the media have been silenced the question now how many more presidential candidates will be added to a seemingly growing list of those being suppressed. dizzier.
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the united nations says an estimated five thousand people have been displaced by turkey's military offensive against kurdish fighters in the african region of syria . the operation which involves shelling in as try to set to enter its fifth day it's believed around eight hundred thousand civilians are living there to say at least twenty three of them have been killed now frayne is surrounded by turkish and free syrian army forces to the north east and west and syrian government forces so the soffits police most of those fleeing a travelling through government territory to an enclave inside aleppo city that's controlled by kurdish forces meanwhile at least twenty one people have suffered breathing problems after an alleged chemical attack on a rebel held enclave nia syria's capital damascus the syrian observatory for human rights has accused the government of being behind the attack it says white smoke was released after syrian forces fired a barrage of rockets into the neighborhood of doom. the attack prompted warnings
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from the international community and the united nations security council has met to discuss chemical weapons and the situation in syria christian settlement reports from new york. russia called this last minute security council meeting on the issue of chemical weapons in syria to defend itself against attacks coming from the united states alleging that russia was ultimately responsible for ongoing chemical attacks in syria because it had failed to authorize ongoing investigations by the u.n. into those attacks the u.s. and russian ambassador were quite friendly on their way into the meeting but once the meeting took off into formal statements they went on the attack the russians said they are all for accountability in syria when it comes to chemical weapons but past investigations they said were unscientific and politically motivated those past investigations found evidence that syria and i still both have used chemical
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weapons syria of course denies that they have used chemical weapons russia suggested that the recent attack being talked about and eastern ghouta was actually being manufactured or somehow exploited by the west suddenly going this is not seem strange to anybody that this alleged episode the voracity of which is yet to be confirmed or perpetrators yet to be identified for some reasons converges with the meeting in paris in the forthcoming syrian national dialogue in sochi when russia does not like the facts they try and distract the conversation that's because the facts come back over and over again to the truth russia wants to hide that the assad regime continues to use chemical weapons against its own people russia also announced it's putting forward a new proposal to address chemical weapons used in syria but the united kingdom pointed out in its remarks that past proposals undermine the council's intend to hold. the government of syria accountable and said focusing on non-state actors
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like i saw clearly this will be a problem going forward something that will have to be negotiated the united states for its part said that it would not accept any proposal that undermines its ability to get at the truth. at least thirty one people have been killed after a car bomb exploded in libya blasts in the eastern city of benghazi killed worshipers were leaving a moscow to evening prayers a second car bomb exploded just half an hour later injuring security and. still ahead on al-jazeera the first member of donald trump's cabinet is questioned over possible collusion between the u.s. president's campaign and russia and that court is due to decide the fate of brazil's former president a guilty verdict could end this balance for a reelection bid.
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welcome back as we look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia we've had quite a nasty area of low pressure around the eastern side of the mediterranean giving snow across parts of lebanon the higher elevations and also turkey but it's all seems to be dying out of the moments not very well not just eight degrees celsius sixteen degrees in beirut and pushing on into thursday we will see the northern edge of this system more snow returning and temperatures struck in the ancrum minus one subzero in places like van in turkey also and generally unsettled weather here looking to buffered by data twenty two fourteen in tehran couple coming in at thirteen degrees below zero mati them so minus fifteen really cold air across more eastern parts of asia now the arabian prince is fine we've lost the shemale wind so we make it early morning mist and fog coming back for doha and around the gulf states generally but otherwise weather conditions here are looking lovely this time of year fine on the other side of the peninsula with meca coming in with
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temperatures of twenty nine degrees this little bit of cloud from time to time how do you across into southern portions of africa we've got to find conditions across many areas the showers across angola northern parts of zambia's about by and through towards mozambique but your highness both nice day sunshine highs of twenty five. for centuries egypt to sort to come on power over them oil even the ones we aren't harming any of them are grateful countries they don't need for most of the debate get their water from rainfall basco upstream this dominance is being challenged by countries who want to go into the i don't know some people in eight year. old question that you know these circumstances are changed in a changed quarter of a struggle over the mind of this time zero.
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welcome back our top stories on al-jazeera has been an explosion in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad it happened near the office of the aid organisation save the children more information when we have it al jazeera has gained access to one of the most remote areas in the world where hundreds are dead due to a measles outbreak officials say the crisis in indonesia's eastern pa probyn test claimed the lives of sixty nine children but church leaders estimate the death toll to be much higher and the egyptian military has detained its former chief of staff just days after he said he would run in the presidential election in march sami anon was seen as the main challenger to president abdel fattah el-sisi is now
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called off his election campaign. the u.s. justice department has confirmed to al jazeera that attorney general jeff sessions was questioned last week over alleged collusion between donald trump's presidential campaign and russia it's believed to be the first time a member of president trump's cabinet has been questioned in the inquiry house correspondent kimberly hockett reports. getting closer to the president the department of justice confirming attorney general jeff sessions has been interviewed by robert muller steam as a witness in the russian vest a geisha and it's the first time a member of donald trump's cabinet has been questioned by the special counsel the trump says he's unfazed by what sessions might have told investigators but not at all thank you all the investigation is probing possible truck campaign ties with russia of whether the united states president tried to obstruct the russian vesta geisha as the head of trump's foreign policy team during the twenty sixteen
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presidential campaign sessions has unique insights given he was also involved deeply in the firing of the former f.b.i. director james comey in tweets and publicly trump has complained bitterly that sessions recused himself from overseeing the investigation or i'm disappointed believing sessions should have done more to protect him sessions as one of more than a dozen current and former trump officials to be questioned earlier this month it was revealed one time from strategist steve bam and has also struck a deal with muller seemed to be interviewed. late last year former national security advisor michael flynn and advisor george papadopoulos pled guilty to charges in connection with the probe and are now cooperating as witnesses is suggests muller is ratcheting up pressure on the president who has been cryptic about whether he will speak with the special counsel will see what happens and
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despite claims by donald trump's lawyer that the russian investigators and would wrap up by the end of last year the questions by the special counsel continue and appear to be intensifying kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington. china and south korea have condemned the u.s. decision to impose tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machine the move by the chump administration is aimed at protecting u.s. manufacturers against foreign competition europe says it regrets the move which could see goods tax up to fifty percent mexico which will be directly affected says it will use all available legal resources in response adrian brown has more from beijing. what china had been anticipating these terrorists because of course president trump has been talking a lot about this during the past few months now these tariffs are going to be phased in gradually over the coming weeks and months so it's not going to happen immediately china is warning that of course washing machines made by china solar
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panels made by china are going to be much more expensive for u.s. consumers it's also saying that what the united states is doing is a misuse of trade laws but i think china is paying much more attention to an investigation the president from ordered last year under section three or one of the u.s. trade act now specifically this investigation has been looking at chinese intellectual property practices areas like telecoms and also semiconductors now if president trump is to impose tariffs on these sectors then that could hurt china because these exports are worth billions of dollars to china much more valuable than the washing machine or solar industry and i think what experts are saying is that what we may be seeing possibly are the opening shots in a trade war but what is more likely is increased trade friction between these two countries in the weeks and months ahead neither country can afford to have
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a trade war because of course china has so many investments in the united states and the u.s. is a major investor here in china boeing starbucks general motors these are two economies that are mutually dependent on one another and cannot afford to have a full blown trade war right now so those experts. a coalition of more than a dozen latin american countries has rejected venezuela's call for early elections saying it contradicts democratic principles the pro-government constituent assembly in caracas is calling for polls by the end of april present he says he is willing to seek another term in office in america and it's a lucy and human reports. foreign ministers from latin america and canada who'd gathered in chile to discuss the crisis in venezuela totally off guard by caracas is decision to hold snap presidential elections from which most opposition parties have been banned. for this decision by the government. impeach the realization of
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democratic transparent and credible election. one of venezuela's best known government opponents is here asking for more two months ago the former mayor of caracas and this man escaped from house arrest and fled the country. and this one is asking latin american nations to follow the example of the united states and the european union by imposing sanctions on high ranking venezuelan government officials but he is going much much further saying here what most opposition leaders who are still inside dare not ask for in public. al-jazeera venezuela needs what he described as humanitarian intervention which he concedes could mean the use of force. or venezuela needs to be liberated from this dictatorship that. were already invaded by the cubans venezuela needs a humanitarian intervention by the un or whatever international organization we
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don't want the world to come later and give us its condolences when democracy is already dead and. regional leaders are increasingly frustrated with efforts to convince them israel as president. to restore basic democratic freedoms and accept transparent supervised elections which would take at least six months to prepare. and israel is foreign minister who was in some earlier regional gathering reacted angrily to the meeting of his peers. the same an aerialist who instructed the european union to sanction venezuela they instructed. governments to attack venezuela. some speculate president moved up the election date as a show of force ahead of a new round of negotiations between government and opposition leaders from monday but if caracas insists on moving ahead with what some see as a further power grab some could be persuaded to do more than just shake hands with
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those who argue that the time for talking is over. i'll just see that. a court in brazil is due to decide on wednesday whether to uphold a corruption conviction against former president luis ignacio lula da silva. thousands of his supporters rallied in the southern city of porto alegre to hear him speak a day before the decision if he loses his appeal he'll be unable to run for president this year despite being the early favorite to win. here. i don't know if it is the fear of lulu's return in twenty eight i don't know if it is free or if it is for you it's good because they're not afraid of the but things we did but of the good things we did. a new videos have emerged showing african refugees being abused in libya illegal detention centers and extortion have become common and
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warning some of you might find pictures in osama bin job as reports disturbing. this man stripped naked is being told to stay silent as he's burnt with what's said to be molten plastic. in another video people are being beaten as kidnappers discuss ransom money these videos are reportedly of sudanese refugees being abused in libya a disease or cannot verify the pictures. but the humiliation and abuse of african migrants here is not new libya is a major hub for human smugglers and traffickers they use the country as a transit for a perilous journey to europe some officials have been accused of taking bribes to free people from illegal detention centers where people are kept under inhumane conditions but libyan forces deny the allegations that some are involved in rape forced labor and even murder the poorly equipped navy and coast guard say they're doing europe's job of policing seventeen hundred kilometers of coastline and the
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mediterranean the navy spokesman says the issue of migrant abuse is being fabricated to force international intervention. and usually. they want to make illegal immigrants victims and to make libya look like the culprit perhaps when these things proliferate the international community will be urged to intervene in libya under the pretext of illegal immigration this is part of their plan. libya has been fragmented between two governments and many militias vying for power last year the videos of african migrants being sold in slave auction sparked an international outcry but libyans accuse european nations of not doing enough and see the onus of dealing with migrants from across africa has been dumped on libya and libya did not and cannot play the role of a police this relationship needs to be organized an international conference between the libyans and northern european states should resolve how libya can deal with part of the matter as all of it can't be imposed on libya we cannot be a cemetery or residence or a jail. despite the crackdown by libyan and italian navies more than one hundred
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thousand migrants reached italy last year at least three thousand people died in boats which couldn't withstand that off military and waters rights group say the strategy to turn people away hasn't booked and opened new avenues but abuse and exploitation after years of failure europe and libya need a new approach from the big job is there the oscar nominations are out with signs that the entertainment industry is taking heed of recent scandals involving sexual misconduct as well as demands for greater diversity in the film business rob reynolds has our report from los angeles and congratulations to all the nominees the academy award nominations inch toward greater racial and gender diversity reflecting the era of the meet to end black lives manner movements they can probably be fairly happy that they've come up with a respectable set of nominees i don't think that's going to be too much shock and
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horror i think it's been such an incredible year for for women in film female director granik gerwig was nominated for lady bird the fifth woman ever nominated in that category which has been won by a woman only once in two thousand and nine my daughter was murdered seven months ago nominated for best female actor in three billboards outside it being missouri frances mcdormand character epitomizes an indomitable and unstoppable woman demanding the truth and justice i don't think those billboards is very fair to the film focuses on timely issues of violence against women and corrupt abusive policing i have. my own side of this story notably absent from a best actor nomination was the disaster artist star james franco who was recently
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accused of sexual harassment and i think that for my son he has cost him a nomination. to do you know in black. nominated for best picture get out is a horror film satirizing race relations its director jordan peele became the fifth black best director nominee in history get out star daniel called lujah is now in the running for best male actor. as is denzel washington for roman j. izrael esquire just come the two african-americans mary j. blige and octavia spencer received best supporting female actor nominations. in other nonce to diversity the gay romance call me by your name was nominated for best picture and mexican director guillermo del toro's the shape of water won the most nominations with thirteen including best picture and best director i would say
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now that these nominations are coming through second what's a risk for any problem even if the show from russia but it's not way ahead of the pack could the story of a tender love affair between a mute cleaning woman and an amphibian humanoid creature really wins the film wins top prize in oster is territory stranger things have happened. hollywood's elite will have an opportunity to make more comments on issues of social and cultural importance during the award ceremony itself which this year will take place on march fourth robert oulds al jazeera los angeles. the headlines on al-jazeera there's been an explosion in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad it happened outside the offices of the aid organisation save the children
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a preventable government spokesman says the group was a target and fighting is going on at the scene al jazeera has gained access to one of the most remote areas in the world where hundreds of dead due to a measles outbreak officials say the crisis in indonesia's eastern province has claimed the lives of sixty nine children however church leaders estimate the death toll to be much higher set last in has more from a gas in proper province what we see is a very very severe health situation we saw a lot of very clearly children malnourished children but also a striking is that especially their models are very malnourished as well so going to lose babies many of them are already born malnourished and of course considering the fact that there's hardly any food in that area the babies will not recover from that situation we're going to happen is that the ultimate prize is losing rapidly it's tradition to live off nakedly of the forest and now they're basically stuck in
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these settlements and not knowing what to do with this modern school that has been reaching the area. the egyptian military has detained his former chief of staff just days after he said he would run in the presidential election in march sami anon was seen as the main challenger to president abdel fattah el-sisi the un security council has held a meeting on continued chemical attacks in syria russia call for a new inquiry into who is to blame a move the u.s. has branded a destruction at least thirty one people have been killed by a car bomb in libya the blast in the eastern city of benghazi struck worshipers who were leaving a mosque after evening prayers now we're getting the latest pictures coming from afghanistan and the eastern city of jalalabad where there's been an explosion as we reported earlier near the offices of the aid group save the children these are some of the pictures that are coming in to us a spokesman from the government there the prevention government in general about
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says the attack is still ongoing no reports said on any casualties or injuries of course we'll update you on this breaking news story here on al-jazeera as in when we have more information to stay with us up next here is the listening post. for the benefit of saddam people so bad to see the importance of cards witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg announcing what he's calling a major change to school teachers or was he left public content by a post brand new yorker terrorists are going to. place you going to school they're going back to their governor walker christie for the last years or what facebook is to. follow richard gives birth in europe the listening post here are some of the stories we're tracking this week facebook makes in
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